Federal Torts Claims Act

Federal employees are generally not personally liable for injuries they cause while engaged in the course of their work.  Instead, if you have been injured by the negligence or wrongdoing of a federal employee, your sole avenue for recovery is bringing a claim under the Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA).  The FTCA essentially removes the federal government’s immunity from suit which in turn permits an injured to file a lawsuit against the government for damages.  FTCA cases differ significantly from other personal injury cases in that the case is tried before a federal judge rather than a jury.  In addition, the injured party must exhaust all administrative remedies prior to bringing suit, meaning that they must file an administrative claim with the applicable government agency before being permitted to file a claim in court.

FTCA cases may involve a variety of different types of personal injury law, including:

  • Car Accidents (including postal truck collisions);
  • General Negligence;
  • Medical Malpractice;
  • Defective Products; and
  • Aviation Accidents


Cooper Sevillano has significant experience assisting injured parties in bringing FTCA claims both at the administrative level and at trial in federal court.  Our attorneys have represented numerous clients where the negligent party is an employee or agent of the government.  We are first and foremost experienced trial attorneys.  We utilize state of the art courtroom technology and retain the best trial experts to help us effectively present your case both in the courtroom and at the administrative level.


Claims Handled on a Contingency Basis


Remember that all of our cases are handled on a contingency-fee basis which means we are only paid when we win a case and recover money for our clients.  If you or someone you love has been injured by an agent or employee of the federal government, please don’t hesitate to call us for a free, no obligation, confidential consultation at  (203) 366-0660 or email us at info@coopersevillano.com

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